We have all heard of the infamous sock monster or rip in space that eats socks either in your dryer or washing machine. I have often wondered what someone in the other dimension was thinking when suddenly a sock just showed up where one had not been before. But I believe I now know the answer. The other world sends us spare bike parts and tools.
Before I started cycling in July I believe I got rid of any old bike parts I had ever had. I did have one old leather case with some tools for when I was cycling 20 years ago but most of them were no longer any good. I tossed out wheels, old chains, old pedals and other odds and ends. All I had left was a spoke wrench for about five different sizes of spoke nipples and I thought I had a chain breaking tool. I could put all my bike parts in a small box about 4x6x6. Today I discovered I have an extra set of wheels, an extra saddle, two extra sets of pedals, A cassette whip, two sets of tire irons, various Allen wrenches and extra compact chain ring and bottom bracket. I also have discovered a small box on bike related nuts and bolts and several cleaners and lubricants and a chain cleaning tool. I just know I didn’t keep the spare parts and buy the tools. But I can’t imagine why someone in the other dimension would put such things in their washers and dryers.